play hell with
Definition of play hell with
: to cause many problems for (someone or something) : to have a very bad effect on (someone or something) High oil prices are playing hell with the nation's economy.
Word by Word Definitions
: game, sport
: the conduct, course, or action of a game
: to engage in sport or recreation : frolic
: to have sexual relations
: to move aimlessly about : trifle
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